Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Jaime Ruíz Martínez
Jaime Ruíz Martínez (Mexico, 1985), is an artist, educator and curator. He has collaborated in different public programs of independent spaces, as well as in public and private institutions. Between 2013 and 2015 he was the Director of Project Development at the Oaxaca Design Center where he collaborated with the Vitra Design Museum for the Mexican touring of the exhibition Anticuerpos de los Hermanos Campana (2013), Festival de Artes Digitales Proyecta (2013), and other initiatives that explore the possibilities between crafts, arts, and design.
The Backroom is a digital space where to discover and navigate art beyond the artistic object or artifact, from a perspective that art is a continuous and relational exercise. Every two weeks from September 2020 to January 2021, guest curators will be presenting what nourishes and informs the practices of three artists of their choice: objects of desire, personal archives, libraries, artistic research, music, routines, films, biographies; art is in a permanent exchange with the world that surrounds it.read more »